Signature's New Musical 'Queens Boulevard' Begins 11/6

Signature Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Queens Boulevard (the musical) by 2007-2008 Playwright-in-Residence Charles Mee.  Directed by Davis McCallum and choreographed by Peter Pucci, Queens Boulevard (the musical) begins performances on Tuesday, November 6 at Signature Theatre Company's Peter Norton Space, located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).  Opening Night is Monday, December 3.

On his wedding day, a new husband is determined to find the perfect gift for his bride.  While she waits at home, he searches for the mythical Flower of Heaven and is thrown into a series of colorful adventures on the streets of his neighborhood in Queens, New York.  Inspired by a classical Indian dance drama, Queens Boulevard (the musical) celebrates love, community and life.

The cast of Queens Boulevard (the musical) includes Amir Arison (A Very Common Procedure, MCC), Satya Bhabha (St. Ann's, The Flea Theatre), Michi Barall (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Public Theater), Marsha Stephanie Blake (The Crucible), Bill Buell (Inherit the Wind), Demosthenes Chrysan (Homebody/Kabul, Trinity Rep), Geeta Citygirl (founder, artistic director of Salaam Theatre), Emily Donahoe (The Glass Menagerie, Berkeley Rep), William Jackson Harper (Thicker Than Water, EST), Jodi Lin (The Joy Luck Club, Pan Asian Rep), Arian Moayed (Masked, DR2), Debargo Sanyal (Women of Trachis, Target Margin), Jon Norman Schneider (Durango, Public Theater), and Ruth Zhang (Tiananmen, Musical Theater Works).

Queens Boulevard (the musical) features musical supervision and arrangements by Michael Friedman, music direction by Matt Castle, scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Christal Weatherly, lighting design by Marcus Doshi, sound design by Ken Travis and video design by Joseph Spirito.

Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular runs of each production for the entire season and continues through Signature's 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).  The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner, Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.

The performance schedule for Queens Boulevard (the musical) is Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday through Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, and Sunday at 2PM and 7PM.  Tickets are available beginning October 2 at 12 noon by phone (212) 244-PLAY (7529), online at www.signaturetheatre.org, and in person at the Box Office (555 West 42nd Street).

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